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of time in new orleans. people who live around the superdome, you know, the power goes out a lot around the superdome, the power grid gets stressed a lot. especially with the french quarter there and after hurricane katrina. usually there is a backup generator, a reserve generator, just like they have in hospitals. in any major facility, you would think in a sporting facility like that, they would have it, in an arena like that. things were going so well for new orleans when it came to recovery for hurricane katrina, every time i go back, the city really looks like it's recovering, this is a huge black eye, the world is watching, all of a sudden in the middle of the biggest game of the year, the biggest sporting game of the year, the power goes out and the momentum of the game changes. this is not good for the city. i love the city. i'm just being honest, mark? >> no. and we've had an incredible week here. it has been one incredible week this city has been looking forward to since the recovery from carekatrina. they wanted the people to come back, it's been a festive atmosphere througho
return for a touchdown. ravens 28-6. then the power goes out at the superdome. the game delayed for 35 minutes. the players stretching to stay loose. colin kaepernick has to throw around in the dark. and when play resumes, the niners looked like a new team. fourth quarter, they're down just eight. kaepernick gets the outside and runs 15 yards for the score. two-point conversion no good. once down 22 points, san fran within two. less than two minutes to play, niners down 34-29 with fourth and goal. kaepernick looking for crabtree but incomplete. the ravens' d. holds on and baltimore wins 34-31. ravens are your super bowl xlvii champs and ray lewis wins a second super bowl. we now go live to see and hear joe flacco at the podium. [ inaudible question ] >> you've seen those guys do it. they have the ability to score and score quickly. and that's kind of what they did there. you know, we got it 28-6 and they were able to go the length of the field and put a good drive together. then we kind of, you know, we didn't get anywhere and punted away and next thing you know we turn the ball over.
some of the lights have been coming back on in the superdome, but we've been watching. play was interrupted just a short time ago. just after the half-time show. a great half-time show with beyonce. again, no power -- shouldn't say no power, but power interrupted. it was dark, almost pitch black for a while, now the power is slowly going back on. apparently -- who do we have now? mark mckay from cnn sports joins us live. mark, what can you tell us? >> i can tell you the good news is most of the lights are back on now, don, after about a 25-minute delay. this occurred at the start of the second half, actually, the explosive baltimore raven offense came out in the second half with a 109-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the longest in super bowl history. san francisco had gotten the ball back 13:22 of the third quarter on third and 14, bam. not the entire stadium, the entire dome did not go out, but a really good portion of the dome, including the middle section and all of the scoreboard went completely dark. >> this is really unprecedented and it was interesting to sit her
failure at the louisiana superdome, not only included lights inside but outside as well. it was concentrated on the dome property, it wasn't necessarily in the neighborhood here, but it is something that's continued to be investigated at this hour, there's no answers as to why it went down. >> well, that's what they say. i would imagine that's initial reports. they could be right, but i think still, there's some time between now and tomorrow and before this entire investigation plays out. mark mckay, stand by, i'm sure we're going to need you, we're not sure what time we're going to go off the air tonight. you're going to have to delay your plans to go down to bourbon street we're going to need you to do some reporting tonight. a statement i just got in from the power company, at all times, entergy's distribution was serving the superdome. entergy is the company that supplies energy to new orleans power public service incorporated. we continue working with superdome personnel to address any outstanding issues. here's what cbs is saying tonight. immediately after the powe
important eve of super bowl xlvii. let's begin or coverage with dennis o'donnell outside the superdome it seems like like this is the calm before the storm. >>reporter: it is, a quiet day on a saturday. it's my last night here at jackson square. the big story was the pro football hall of fame. the former 49ers owner is not among them. here is who did make the cut, larry allen. he will be joined by chris carter, warren sapp and dave robinson. while all those players, all seven of them will have their moment in canton later this summer, the focus, at least locally, was on the player that didn't make it. tim brown is not in. charles hayley did not make the cut and, of course, eddie. >>reporter: will eddie get it some day? >> i don't know. i thought he had a chance but i didn't think he had a great chance. it's very rare contributors go in. this was the best shot but he had parcel sitting there. >> really, only two people, i believe, have spoken against him it wasn't much. most of the decision was positive. >>reporter: 49ers held their find walk-through at the superdome, a building the tea
this game because the lights went out in the new orleans superdo superdome. could you imagine, really in the middle of the game, this was right in the middle of the game. it was right after half time, they couldn't have picks a worse moment. the lights go out. you saw the celebrating there, they're happy now, it could have been the other team celebrating. so the stadium lights go out at the superdome. they went out for real, and they nearly turned the game around, they stayed out for 35 minutes while the two teams, the crowd and the worldwide tv audience just waited. and in the end, the ravens did win a close 34-31 stopping the furious 49ers comeback, look at the cbs video now. can we take a look at that? there is john harbaugh. the ravens coach looking at the lights saying, look, the lights are out. what's going on, guys. announcers trying to figure out what's going on. the players are going, what's going on with the lights, everyone's looking up. shortly thereafter, some of the lighting grids go back on. and they start going on shortly thereafter in intervals. it took about 35, 40 m
. the baltimore ravens in new orleans ahead of super bowl 47. today at the superdome, it was packed with photographers, reporters, and fans to hear from players and coaches. and some of the talks centered around religion and his alleged use of a banned substance. we are joined live from the superdome. this is a big story for the media. is this a distraction for the team right now? >> no, he has gone through this before, 12 years ago on the heels of the trial atlanta. for ray lewis, this is experienced territory, stepping into the national spotlight and getting hit from all angles. today, sports illustrated claiming there is a link between ray lewis and a substance similar to hgh. swats is a company whose owner is on -- take a call between him talking about a banned substance. ray lewis did not want to promote a story that he said was 2 years old and would not give more attention to the writer of the story. he has used products from the company, but none of those products are on the banned substance list. >> that was a 2-year-old story that you want me to refresh. i would not give hi
. >> you saw those people standing around the superdome and you said to yourself what? >> now what was an arena of misery is host to america's biggest party. >> and meet trombone short at this, michelle miller introduces us to the child project who grew up to be a star. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley reporting tonight from jackson square in new orleans. >> pelley: good evening, we have a lot to get to on this super bowl eve, and we will tell you all about that in a moment. t first we are going to turn to a place that is legendary for being very far away. there was a remarkable spectacle in the town of timbuktu today, the center of culture in the african nature of mali, islamic extremists had taken over there, but this week, french forces with american help retook it and today the french president capped the triumph with a quick visit to the city, whose people had suffered under the severe islamic code known as sharia law. elizabeth palmer reached ti timbuktu behind the french advance. >> it was a victory lap for french president franco
that almost lost this game because the lights went out in the new orleans superdome. it was right after halftime. it could have been the other team celebrating. >> reporter: the stadium lights go out. that went out for real and they nearly turn the game around. they stayed out for 35 minutes while the two teams, the crowd and the audience just waited. in the end the ravens did win a close 31-41. look at the cbs video now. can we take a look at that. there's john harbaugh, the ravens coach looking and saying the lights are out. what's going on? since the game is over can we hear it or no? we still can't hear it. the announcers are all trying to figure out what's going on. the lights went out. the players are going what's going on with the lights. everyone is looking up. shortly thereafter some of the grids go back on and they start going on shortly thereafter in intervals. it took about 35, 40 minutes for them all to come on. while all of this is happening there are announcements going on saying there's problem with lights. we ask you to please remain in your seats. remain in your seats.
28-6 before a power outage in the superdome put the game on hold for 35 minutes in the third quarter. san francisco came back after the delay to make the game -- to make a game of it, but was never able to take the lead. >>> we're tracking a deadly bus crash in southern california near san bernardino. emergency responders are saying now that multiple people were killed when the bus rolled over in a mountainous area. this is a video late this evening from our affiliate kabc. 27 people were taken from the scene by ambulances. it happened on highway 38 near mentone california, which is east of san bernardino. >>> now, news of a killing at a gun range, everyone involved, the alleged shooter and all the victims are all former mirltry men. one of the dead is well known former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle who wrote a best selling book all about his career in special operations. he described himself as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here's where he died yesterday. a gun rangeouts side ft. worth texas. a third man shot them both dead. the suspect is now in custody. >>> officials
. >> my photographer and i just left the superdome, talking to some ravens fans making their way out of the studio -- stadium. it was a sea of red leaving the superdome, these forty-niner fans thought that they had it in the bag with that power outage changing the momentum of the game and there was evidence of that with the ravens having a hard time scoring. but right after beyonce performed, we decided we would make our way down to the media center from the first concourse. as we made our way down we heard a large boom and the power went out on the stadium. you guys saw it on television and it was an eerie situation for a while. we made our way down into the media center and there was a lot of chaotic activity going on. a lot of security officers going from person to person, figuring out what was going on. in the end it was a good situation. i know we have some sound right now from joe flacko about winning the game. he is live. >> 15 touchdowns, zero interceptions? >> i do not know, man. there were a lot of picks in general. we played 20 games this year and i threw 10 of them. it ju
. there was still some left on in the superdome but not enough to play. police said there was too much power being pumped into the superdome. they have not confirmed what caused it. 35 minutes later the game continued. niners are no stranger to power outages. member candlestick park blacked out on monday night football. pg&e says a transformer blew and delayed start of the game. >> ama: reporter wayne freedman is in the superdome now. wayne, what is the mood following the game? we played well but we did lose tonight. >> we're standing in plates where i watched most of game. if you wander around you can find a perch. that end zone down there, that is where all the fireworks took place in the third quarter. for a while here, this place was bedlam. it didn't last. you are looking a lot of baltimore raven fans, not nearly as many as there were 20 minutes ago. it's reminiscent when the giants won the world series in detroit. same kind of scene. singing and celebrating and taking pictures. taking videos, sending tweets to each other. not wanting to let the moment end. you really can't blame them they ha
. in august of 2005 when hurricane katrina was coming to shore, the superdome was declared a shelter of last resort. thousands of people filled the stands, mostly the boar the handicapped and the elderly. but then the levees broke and all of those people were trapped, there was no electricity, little fool, and little water. one of the people brought in to turn the situation around was an army lieutenant general by the name of russel honore. >> if it was one thing i had abundance of confidence in is that we could get this done, this was logistics. and logistics can be done with the right collaboration and coordination and. >> and you saw those people standing around the superdome and you said to yourself what? >> how did this happen, my god, but let's get it fixed. >> with on the ground the trucks are loaded, you can make that happen? >> i can make that happen. >> you the man. >> yes sir. >> russel honore he led the effort, the mayor of new orleans called russel honore that john due. >> that john wayne dude. >> when we spoke to him for 60 minutes there were still bodies floating in the street
is also down in the big easy. kristin fisher is live in the superdome checking out the things we usually do not get to see. >> reporter: this sunday when you're watching the super bowl from the comfort of your own home, remember this. it took the cbs sports team three years of planning to pull this off and they are still working right now inside the superdome. so earlier today i had a chance to kind of go behind the scenes to see what it takes to pull off and broadcast one of the biggest live sport events in the toward. in the shadows of the superdome sits a multimillion dollars trailer park. >> very fancy very expensive trailer park. >> reporter: steve carritick is the senior producer of cbs sports and today he's giving me a tour of the compound. trailer after trailer of editing rooms, taping, graphics. >> over 40 videotape machines just for the game alone. >> reporter: sneaking through the entire compound are thousands of wires and cables. it's crazy to think that on game day every one of them has to be connected to the right thing. >> i always used to joke like what would happen if
for three years and they're still working hard inside and around the superdome. earlier i had a chance to kind of go behind the scenes to see exactly what it takes to pull off one of the biggest, if not the biggest, live sporting event in the world. in the shadows of the superdome sits a multimillion dollar trailer park. >> very fancy, very expensive trailer parch. >> reporter: steve carasikr is the senior producer of cbs sports and today he gives me a tour of the compound, trailer after trailer of editing suites, tape rooms, graphics. >> we have over 60 cameras, over 40 videotape machines for the game alone. >> reporter: snaking through the entire compound are thousands of wires and cables. it's crazy to think on game day every one of them has to be connected to the right thing. >> i always used to joke with something like what would happen if you actually pulled one of them out? >> reporter: this is the place to be on game day. the producer sits here. the director sits here. this is where all the critical decisions are made during the super bowl. >> anything and everything can hap
superchristian schaefer is live at the superdome on the field. . >> the blood pressure was definitely rising at times here tonight at the superdome. letme tell you, there are still thousands of ravens fans still here in the stands. nobody hasleft except of course the 49er fans. as the post game celebration happened t fans obviously stayed for that and fans still stayed. all the fans are here and they want to celebrate. you hear the chant over and over again from these fans. it's an exciting time and just the way that game ended, it certainly could've ended either way. >> what was it like during that 35 mundy dlai. that had to been minute delay. that had to be tense for the players for me, the news dna kicked in. i was starting to think what's going on here. you don't know, we're in a stadium of 735,000 ,000 -- 75,000 people and security as tight as could be and it's just a situation where you know it's a target for someone who might want to do some harm when there's this many people together at a symbolic event so you start to think what's going on here and nobody in the superdome was real
details on this as they come in. first here is craig on the rebirth of the superdome in new orleans. >> the stage is set as final preparations go into sunday's super bowl xlvii here in new orleans, laz. but for the efforts of one man this stadium the mercedes-benz superdome might not be standing. >> it was just water everywhere. 70% of the roof was destroyed allowing the rain to come through and saturate all of the seats. >> august 29, 2005, hurricane katrina slammed into new orleans. the killer storm wrecked the crescent city, levees failed catastrophically. over a thousand dead. tens of thousands stranded. thousands homeless. >> the thing i will never forewas the smell. the smell of human waste, garbage. >> for five grueling days the laz superdome was refuge of last resort for 30,000 men women and children. throughout the scattere ordealg thornton was in charge. >> what it was like being through the storm seeing the pilaffed superdome being battered. >> that is the best way i can describe it. it was like watching a loved one or friend being beaten up by a bully and you are helples
for dramatic tv, but the lights went out in the superdome. we have video to show you what happened in the control room at the stadium when the power outage made history. >> we took that out, put it up there so that i could see it. >> uh-oh. >> all right. we lost lights. >> imagine being in that control room. that power outage delayed the game for more than half an hour. the question today is what happened. brian todd joins me live from new orleans. what do we know so far? >> reporter: well, anderson, there are new questions being raised tonight whether managers at the superdome may have had any inkling that this could happen, any warning that this could happen. anecdotal reports we're getting that rehearsals the pop star beyonce was holding throughout the week where there may have been problems. one of the questions raised by boomer esiason, a cbs analyst. he was doing some radio analysis during the game in the superdome when the lights went out. today on his radio show called "boomer & carton" he raised the issue, saying what it was like when the power went out but then he talked
. >> and seven years after hurricane katrina, the superdome in new orleans gets ready to host the super bowl in the big easy signature style. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why. this afternoon, a suicide bomber got to the gate of the u.s. embassy but but no further. his explosives detonated as a checkpoint. the bomber and a turkish security guard were killed. >> i wasn't sure what the explosion was. so i ran to see. they were body parts on the road. arms and legs but i didn't want to look any further. >> the attack on the embassy makes for a bitter last day of work for america's chief diplomats. >> i
stride on, pale-legged, short-shorts guy. >>> tonight on the 10:00, the superdome power outage. >>> plus new details on the . >>> kaepernick taking off. inside the 10 for the touchdown. wow. >>> the 49ers stage a historic come back but fall short to the ravens in a nail biter. >> and it was a black out in the bayou as a power surge took out the lights. good evening i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. it was a super bowl that brought some 49er fans to tears tonight. a close stressful game in new orleans that saw the 49ers go down in defeat. and despite the loss though, niner fans are reflecting on this super season that put the team in their sixth super bowl. we have live team coverage for you tonight from new orleans to hear in the bay area. beginning with mark ibanez. your thought on the outcome of today's game? >> it was a first that 49er fans hoped they would never ever have to experience. but it's true, in heartbreaking fashion they do sustain their first loss ever in a super bowl. and it was right down to the final second of course niner fans are familiar with t
orleans right now where it turns out there were plenty, yes, plenty of warning signs that the superdome wasn't necessarily completely ready for sunday's super bowl. as we learn more about the blackout that delayed the game for almost 35 minutes, we found one memo actually predicting a critical piece of electrical equipment had, and i'm quoting now, a chance of failure. brian todd is in new orleans, he's following the investigation for us. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: one city official tells us this is the most analyzed piece of electricity in history. we do have new information on concerns about the power supply in the month leading up to the super bowl. in the months leading up to super bowl xlvii, there were worries and warnings among superdome officials about the stadium's power situation. that's from memos from the superdome management group. october 15th, 2012, a memo from pat toppler refers to transient spikes in loads in the system that had previously occurred. >> the concern whether the connection point from the grid to the superdome was reliable. this memo says a test
as the 49er faithful make their way to the superdome. that's where abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is joining us live. katie, i know you have run into scores of niner fans there in the big easy. >> they are everywhere, carolyn. i know you are one of them and i have a surprise for you as promised. i got you that 49er t-shirt. actually looks a lot-like this. it might be this one exactly. i might have to go back outism took it because i liked it so much. you have great taste. this is popular among the leads. a lot of people wearing it. also hats, jerseys, beads, t-shirts, every manner of 49er fan is showing share colors in new orleans just in time for the big game. ♪ >> in new orleans it's always a party but something tells different now, special. >> go niners! >> yeah, niners! >> go niners! >> 49er fans have arrived in mass numbers and they all have a tale to tell of how they got here. the devaneys are from sacramento. michael went online before the championship game was over and his family's fate was sealed. >> i knew about a minute, minute and a half they were going so i bought t
. this is what is left of the superdome. the goalposts are gone. the fans are gone and the ground is colored with a color opposite than what fans hoped. at least the lights are shining. let's begin our report with what happened when the lights went out. where was meredith? >> the people in the super bombe say it was a breaker -- the superdome said it was a breaker. they cut the power and this was the scene in a half lit walkway as 49er fans interpreted the unseen sparks like tea leaves. >> anything symbolic? >> define intervention to reset and pull off the greatest come back in the history of the super bowl. >> it nearly was. if you watched the game or if you read faces and we need not say anything else, here is some reaction to the 49er fans to what was nearly the greatest come back in super bowl history. >> it was an awesome third quarter. >> the momentum was with us and not them. >> it was like two brothers in a fight in their backyathe younr the younger brother started pounding on him at the end. >> did you give up on him at anytime? >> never gave up. >> how about the third quarter? >> i
devastated the city. the superdome, where players will take to the field on sunday, became a shelter back then. our correspondent was there seven years ago. now he's returned for this report. >> music has always kept new orleans alive. there's a lot to play for with the super bowl in town and the eyes of america turning on the city. and the big game in the big easy comes in carve value season. it's also mardi gras, prompting a more sporting touch to the parade floats this time around. a gleaming new superdome is hosting the american football final. you might remember it from seven years ago. hurricane katrina almost destroyed the city. and its its stadium-turned-storm shelter. doug was the manager back then. and still is today. >> the water penetrated from right up here at the apeck of the roof. >> conditions inside were appalling. 30,000 people took refuge here in the days after the storm. >> i'll never forget the smell. we had no running water. very little food and water in here. the toilets were overflowing. it was really a horrific place to be. but at the same time there was nowhere t
predecessor, hillary clinton, saying he had big heels to fill. >>> public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. officials still aren't sure what caused the 34-minute blackout. according to the "new orleans times picayune," they're looking at equipment that controls the flow of electricity from the power company to the stadium. now it was part of a recent multimillion dollar upgrade. armen basketball -- armen keteyian was there. >> reporter: the root cause remains under investigation. the superdome executive doug thornton said it was a shutdown to one of the main lines powering the dome. >> all we know is we had an interruption in service. >> reporter: he said power to the electrical company entergn, was fed into a substation which split the electrical feed into two lines running power to the stadium. it was the main a line, he said, that went dark without warning. >> sensed abnormalities in their substation. and it -- it shunted the power to the superdome. >> reporter: it happened some 90 seconds into t
held their final walk through with the superdome. this is a building the team is very familiar with. earlier this season, san francisco beat the saints and colin kaepernick's first career start on the road so he's already familiar with the place. that's a good thing for colin kaepernick. now, the big topic in new orleans today wasn't really 49ers. it was the profootball hal of fame and for the second year in a row, eddie the 49ers came up short. let me show you who did get in, the big topic being the former sonoma state star larry allen. he gets in. he'll be joined by chris carter, warren sapp, jonathan ogden bill parcells, and dave robinson. now, while those seven will have their moment in canton later this summer, i think this profootball vote today will be remembered for the three guys who did not get in. tim brown 49ers sack master charles haley and of course, eddie. >> will eddeie get in some day? i don't know. i thought he had a chance, but i didn't think he had a great chance because of bill parcells being up. very rare contributors go in so this was his best shot but unfortu
into the superdome, stopping to buy superbowl stuff before going inside where the stage is set for sunday's matchup. hundreds for baltimore that made a trip of a lifetime for many, this is as close they will get to the players. >> i am a baltimore ravens fan. i live in louisiana and this is a dream come true for me. i want everyone in baltimore to know this is going to be reagan's own game. >> there are so many people here, different reporters from all over the world. >> it is unbelievable, we are so excited to be here. we have always wanted to come to new orleans, what a way to do it. >> let me tell you, they will be hearing from raven's fans on sunday. >> what do you want to hear this sunday? >> when they are singing the national anthem, i love that every time. >> [inaudible] >> we will be looking for the wall of purple like we do at home. i am sure fans will be providing us with noise. we carry them in the superdome. >> if media day is any indication, raven's fans will be here hall on sunday and the purple nation is well represented. >> i think the fans and the players really enjoy that. >> the
of the superdome went dark. well, who is to blame? we have a live report coming up about a minute out from now. >>> also in havana, cuba, the country's general election fiddle castro, the ailing revolutionary leader hasn't made an extended public appearance since 2010. and it's pretty significant. he's getting out again since there has been so much speculation about his health, of course. no surprise here he shared a message about the revolution. we have details on that coming up as well. >>> also in the persian gulf an oil tanker goes down as the rig workers there franticly try to get to safety. video you have to see. that's coming up here as well. >>> but first if you were there or watching at home, you notice that the second half of the super bowl did not go entirely as planned. have a look at this. as the third quarter got underway half of the historic superdome went dark. the outage keeping the players and fans waiting more than half an hour for the power to be restored. despite that flap, nfl commissioner roger goodell said all went well. >> the power outage was unfortunate incident, tha
with what coaches' parents had to say. >> larry beil begins our team coverage outside the superdome. hi, larry. >> hi, dan. we start with the news of the day and that is defensive back chris culliver backing off comments he made in a radio interview. he told the shock jock that he did not want to see any gay players on his team. take a listen to the clip. >> gay guys, any of them approach you? >> i don't do the gay guys. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> we got no gay people on the team. they have to get up out of here. >> is that true? >> that's true. >> now, the 49ers immediately issued an apology. they said there is no room for discrimination in their organization. late today culliver issued his own statement. i am quoting now, the derogatory comments i made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how i feel. it has taking me seeing them in print that they are hurtful and ugly. culliver issued an apology and said he will learn and grow from the experience. trust me, this is the last thing the 49ers wanted to deal with during super bowl week. let's talk ab
. >> larry beil begins our team coverage outside the superdome. hi, larry. >> hi, dan. we start with the news of the day and that is defensive back chris culliver backing off comments he made in a radio interview. he told the shock jock that he did not want to see any gay players on his team. take a listen to the clip. >> gay guys, any of them approach you? >> i don't do the gay guys. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> we got no gay people on the team. they have to get up out of here. >> is that true? >> that's true. >> now, the 49ers immediately issued an apology. they said there is no room for discrimination in their organization. late today culliver issued his own statement. i am quoting now, the derogatory comments i made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how i feel. it has taking me seeing them in print that they are hurtful and ugly. culliver issued an apology and said he will learn and grow from the experience. trust me, this is the last thing the 49ers wanted to deal with during super bowl week. let's talk about security right now. security at the sup
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for the superdome last night. this power outage lasted 30 minutes in the send half. we have video of that to show you. it was a weird one, there were emergency lights on inside the superdome so it wasn't that people were in pitch black but they were nervous much the players didn't know what to do. some stress. some sat on the bench. as it turned out it was a game changer for the 49ers. >> the power outage make a difference? >> maybe the momentum shifted after that. to our favor, actually. and we weren't going to win that game. >> just heartbreak. to watch them come back and get so close and not win it was heartbreak. after the game you just watched massive red and gold piling out of the superdome and not a single fan wanted to watch the trophy understand. but, it was a great game and it has been a great week here in new orleans so hopefully fans will joined their time even if not the outcome of the game. >> thank you very much. they are a young team and they will get a chance to come back. this is what the fans here are saying. a handful of fans were arrested after the loss in the
of the superdome to abnormality in their power system which is being investigated. right now, a lot of disappointed 49er fans are returning home. katie marzullo has more from new orleans. >> it is heartbreak city here in new orleans for 49er fans today. look at the front page of the newspaper oillet electrifying, baltimore survivors san francisco's second half surge" a reference to the game and what happened inside the superdome. the lights went out for a full 34 minutes early in the second half. some jokes it was because of the half time performance of beyonce but in the end it was abnormality in the system that slipped a breaker which was a turning point in the game. the ravens seemed to loose momentum and the 49ers were inspired and they poured the touchdowns in the second half, i was on the plaza level inside the superdome and it was deafening. niner fans so excited, really, they saw the team had a chance and they could pull it off after being down so much in the first half. as you know, it was not minute to be, niners left with their heads hanging but that is all right, the faithful are not go
boem. her performance ran on generator power, not what was used for the superdome. an investigation is under way to determine the cause of the disruption. the problem appeared to happen in an area where the line from the local power company connects with the superdome's electrical system. the outage was a hit on social networks, generating over 230,000 tweets per minute. and even got its own twitter handle, superdome lights. >>> the super bowl got a lot of tweets when it cams to the ads. we will show you which commercials were the most popular and if your favorite made the cut. >>> well as we look toward the our past will soon be demolished, all those memories at candlestick, with the new 49ers stadium nearing completion in santa clare a. they are planning to demolish at the stick at the end of next season. an explosion will take the stadium down, because there's no point in it standing empty, candlestick, a huge part of our local history. >>> great news for south bay travelers one of the nation's most popular airlines announced new flights leaving from the international airport. nb
starts right now. >>> half the power in new orleans stadium, the superdome here, is out. and almost a perfect semicircle of the lights. half the stadium stayed light. half of it went out. the scoreboard is also not working as well. one big click of the lights switch and we lost pow in this half of the stadium. >> super bowl xlvii turned out as the nights went out. good morning. i'm mark halperin and this is way too early. lot to talk about monday. big news around the country. including another busy week ahead for the president's cabinet-making. >>> first a recap of super sunday's baltimore/san francisco battle. the ravens overcame a 34-minute delay and a furious 49er comeback to win by a final tally 34-31, john harbaugh got the best of his younger brother jim. led the ravens to their second super bowl title in franchise history, the first one back in 2000. ray lewis went out a winner in his final game. >>> the good, bad and the really bad from last night's commercials. fresh off of her much discussed inauguration performance, beyonce brings some old friends for a halftime reunion sh
at the superbowl. public records show the superdome officials were worried about an outage several months before the big game. in october memo by the company which oversees the superdome tests on the electrical system showed they had some decay and to some failure. the blackout at the pebble stepparen -- that struck candlestick part was a reason for ordering the test. they spent more than $600,000 to upgrade the electric. cable systems in the superdome in new orleans. >> power outages did not keep the game from having huge ratings. 109 million viewers watched. it was the third most watched super bowl of all time and the third most watched event in tv history. baltimore was the highest-rated tv market. followed by new orleans and then washington, d.c. >> twitter also recorded record numbers. more than 24 million posts. that beat the no. 9 during last year's presidential election. stay with abc 7 and wjla.com for complete coverage of the ravens celebration. in the next hour, john gonzalez will join us from baltimore with a preview of that parade and news channel 8 will have live coverage of the pa
to that is what she calls the superdome, pins, charges, necklaces, elegant but not too souveniry looking as she says. >> and it shows the superdome with the roman numerals under it. i picked these pearls to make a necklace because they were kind of football shaped but not in your face football. >> reporter: a fifth generation new orleansian inspired by the city of her birth, its environment, the wildlife and its music and food. >> i did a necklace called gumbo and it had little pearls that are actually referred to as rice pearls and i put slip, crabs and okra. >> reporter: rourkeers here are crafting beautiful designs like -- workers here are crafting beautiful designs like this sterling silver cuff. the hammering, polishing, beating all takes place here. >> so i'm there to supervise it and it doesn't go out if it's not right. >> reporter: not outsourcing was very important to minion and to the future of her city. >> i enjoy being a part of the community and keeping it strong. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: all right. again we're back at snug harbor in new orleans, louisiana, and there's brandon
in new orleans and he has all the excitement. >> lots of fans. monday, they got to go into the superdome to see the teams up close. something called the nfl experience with the super bowl trophy, throw the football. this being new orleans people like to walk around the french quarter and show their team colors. the pre-game fanned volume, talking about the ravens. she is the super fan, and she has noticed something in the french quarter. >> it feels like a home game in new orleans. >> this person is not a celebrity fans, but she has also noticed it. >> we are having a great time. >> earlier this week, a report of 108% in orleans booked from the baltimore washington area than from san francisco. >> this is the city to have a super bowl. what a great town. >> what a blessing. that is something bad is it epic. it will never happen again in history. >> the nice thing about new orleans for the super bowl, it is a relatively small town. if people are able to walk from the french quarter all the way to the superdome. something we have been hearing from a lot of people, even though it does not l
bowls -- superdome stated on twitter the power issue at the superdome appears to the in the customers thigh. >> i am not sure what that means but i am sure a lot of people will be talking about it tomorrow. an incredible game. >> finally entering the elite ranks. it had to have been one of the most unusual, suspenseful super bowls in nfl history. a kick return. a black out. a championship that went down to a dramatic final fourth-down finish. opening kickoff on the third. kobe jones. getting it all started. he found that. nobody can touch him. 108 yard kickoff return. 28-6. all of the sudden, the niners came to life. the lights came out and so did the ravens. he scores a 15-yard touchdown a two-point conversion. two minutes to go. fourth and goal for the niners. kaepernick would go into the ends on himself. it would end up that the ravens would take a safety and get this one themselves. it would be 34-31. ray lewis goes out a winner. we will have much more from the team coming up in sports from that dramatic finale. >> yes. >> we will talk to you soon. >> it was also a record-breaking
the expectations. this is what is left of the superdome. the goalposts are gone. the fans are gone and the ground is colored with a color opposite than what fans hoped. at least the lights are shining. let's begin our report with what happened when the lights went out. where was meredith? >> the people in the super bombe say it was a breaker -- the superdome said it was a breaker. they cut the power and this was the scene in a half lit walkway as 49er fans interpreted the unseen sparks like tea leaves. >> anything symbolic? >> define intervention to reset and pull off the greatest come back in the history of the super bowl. >> it nearly was. if you watched the game or if you read faces and we need not say anything else, here is some reaction to the 49er fans to what was nearly the greatest come back in super bowl history. >> it was an awesome third quarter. >> the momentum was with us and not them. >> it was like two brothers in a fight in their backyard. the younger brother started pounding on him at the end. >> did you give up on him at anytime? >> never gave up. >> how about the third quarter?
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